The sun set light is on the sail,
The water all a glow.
And on the billow up and down
The boat rocks to and fro.
Birds float upward to the sky,
Oh, how I long for wings to fly.
The boat has wings, the bird has wings,
But none remain for me,
Save wings of kind and loving though,
And wings of memory.
On these I come, and still repeat,
On these I come, and still repeat.
I love, I love you,
I love you, sweet.
Ritter, Mary L. and Salter, Mary Turner, "A Boat Song" (1920). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 161.
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